Origin of tropism
Related formstro·pis·mat·ic [troh-piz-mat-ik] /ˌtroʊ pɪzˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivetro·pis·tic [troh-pis-tik] /troʊˈpɪs tɪk/, adjective
Definition for tropism (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for tropism
Still, Cuccinelli has shown his own tropism toward the kindness of strangers.The It Factor in Virginia’s Governor’s Race: Modernity|Lloyd Green|July 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Driesch has found that a tropism underlies the arrangement of the skeleton in the pluteus larvae of the sea-urchin.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
As a type of human behavior it may be explained, like the attraction of the flame for the moth, as a sort of tropism.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
We shall in the succeeding series of papers deal with the subject of tropism in general.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
The object of the tropism is to keep the males and females in the nest until swarming time, and then to get them out.
The workers, on the other hand, who have to be in and out of the nest about their business, do not have this tropism.